The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Some fun tidbits about a few early members.

Alveron Allen
Christened by Bishop Whipple
Silas Allen
"I am the last leaf on the Family Tree...."
​Josiah BatchelorBoat builder on the Red River
C. A. Bennett
Editor of the Granite Falls Journal
E F Berrisford
Served as president of the Old Settler's Association in 1910-1911
Capt. Fred A. Bill
Agent for Diamond Jo Line Steamers
Joseph Blanchard
In 1860, became the first sheriff in Clay County
A L BoltonSet type at the St Paul Dispatch, went on to become publisher of the Montevideo Leader
George BushFirst white child born in Taylor Falls (father was Guy Bush)
James ButterfieldManaged a store for Lyman Dayton and ran a hotel on 3rd Street in St Paul
William Gies
First baker in St. Paul

Grand Social Attendees (1898)

Attendees of the First Grand Jubilee Social of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers

Early Member Tidbits

Established May 11, 1897 - Incorporated 1924

MTP Historic Materials

Northwest Magazine Article (1898)

An article on the formation of the Territorial Pioneer Association and the settlement of Minnesota. Click here for illustrations from the article.